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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1884

Vol. III
p378
3026

(Born N. H.)

Harry Taylor

(Ap'd N. H.)

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Born Tilton, NH.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1880, to June 15, 1884, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, June 15, 1884.

Served: with Battalion of Engineers at Willet's Point, N. Y., Sep. 30, 1884, to Apr. 27, 1887 being on detached service at Creedmoor, N. Y., Sep. 3‑20, 1885; as Assistant to Captain Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Bixby, May 5, 1887, to Aug. 27,

(First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Dec. 1, 1887)

1888; at the Military Academy as Asst. Professor of Mathematics, Aug. 28, 1888, to June 19, 1889; and as Assistant to Lieut.‑Colonel Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Gillespie, since June 20, 1889.

Vol. IV
p386
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: As Assistant to Lieut.‑Colonel Gillespie to Nov. 2, 1891, in immediate charge of the construction of defensive works at Sandy Hook, N. J. — Assistant to Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Handbury, Nov. 12, 1891 to Nov. 30, 1893; in local charge of the improvement of the Columbia River at The Cascades, Ore. — Member of Board of Engineers to consider and report on the subject of bridges across the Willamette River, within the corporate limits of the city of Portland, Ore., April 18, 1892. — In charge of the defensive works at the mouth of the Columbia River, and various river and harbor works in Oregon and Washington, Nov. 30, 1893, to Feb. 19, 1894. — Assistant to Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Post, Feb. 19, 1894 to Nov. 21, 1895, improvement of the Columbia at The Cascades. — In charge of various river and harbor works in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, Nov. 21 to Dec. 31, 1895. — Assistant to Captain Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Fisk, Dec. 31, 1895 to April 30, 1896, river and harbor works in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, Jan. 6, 1896)

— In charge of the defensive works on Puget Sound, Wash., and of various river and harbor works in Washington, Idaho, and Montana, since p387April 30, 1896. — Member of Board of Engineers for considering and reporting on the subject of the most feasible route for the waterway connecting the waters of Puget Sound with Lakes Union and Washington, March 1, 1898, and of Board on the subject of harbor lines at Seattle and Tacoma, Wash., April 8, 1898 to ––––

Vol. V
p355
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: Member of Board of Engineers for considering and reporting on the subject of the most feasible route for the waterway connecting the waters of Puget Sound with Lakes Union and Washington, March 1, 1898, and of Board on the subject of harbor lines at Seattle and Tacoma, Wash., April 8, 1898 to July 28, 1898; in charge of the defensive works on Puget Sound, Wash., and of various river and harbor works in Washington, Idaho and Montana, April 30, 1896 to Nov. 30, 1900; in charge of defenses of Portsmouth, N. H., and of river and harbor works in Maine south of Portland Harbor, in Vermont and New Hampshire, in Massachusetts, north of Lynn Harbor, and in New York, on Lake Champlain, Dec. 15, 1900; defensive works on Lake Champlain, N. Y., improvement of Burlington Harbor and Otter Creek, Vt., and of narrows at Lake Champlain, N. Y. and Vt., April 30, 1901, and of defenses of Boston, Mass., May 31, 1901 to Aug. 31, 1903; Recorder to Board of Ordnance and Fortifications, April 17, 1902 to Jan. 24, 1903; commanding Company L, 3d Battalion of Engineers, at Washington Barracks, D. C., Sept. 1 to Sept. 15, 1903; in Philippine Islands, Oct. 28, 1903; assumed command of 3d Battalion of Engineers, Feb. 21, 1904; Engineer Officer, Department of Luzon, Oct. 31, 1903 to Feb. 15, 1904.

(Major, Corps of Engineers, April 23, 1904)

— In charge of all fortification construction in the Philippine Islands, July 14, 1904 to Oct. 16, 1905; relieved from duty in the Philippine Division and left Manila, P. I., Oct. 19, 1905; on temporary duty in the office of the Chief of Engineers, Dec. 28, 1905 to April 17, 1906; in charge of defenses at eastern entrance to Long Island Sound, R. I., Connecticut and New York, and at New London Harbor, Conn., and improvement of rivers and harbors in Connecticut and Pawcatuck River, R. I. and Connecticut, since April 19, 1906; in charge of purchase and issue of 60‑inch searchlights for seacoast defenses, and gasoline actuated direct-connected generating sets, since July 27, 1907; in temporary charge of the works for defense of southeast coast of Massachusetts and Rhode Island and of river and harbor works in the Newport, Rhode Island District, Feb. 28 to Oct. 6, 1908; member of various Boards, pertaining to river and harbor works, defensive works, military posts and for examination of officers of the Corps of Engineers for promotion.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Corps of Engineers, June 24, 1909)

Vol. VI
p373
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Born June 26, 1862)

Military History. —

Major, Corps of Engineers, April 23, 1904

In charge of defenses at Eastern Entrance to Long Island Sound, in Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York, and of River and Harbor improvements in New London District, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Corps of Engineers, June 24, 1909)

May 14, 1911; member of Board of Engineers Officers to prepare detailed instructions and specifications for all wiring and fixtures for use in sea coast batteries, Oct. 11, 1909, to completion; at Washington, D. C., in office of Chief of Engineers, Assistant in charge of River and Harbor Division and Member of Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors, May 15, 1911, to

(Colonel, Corps of Engineers, Feb. 28, 1915)

July 15, 1916; (member of Advisory Board of Engineer Officers to Secretary of the Interior, concerning application of the City of San Francisco for permit to use the Hetch-Hetchy Valley, Cal., for a storage reservoir, 1911‑1913); in charge of River and Harbor improvements, 1st New York Engineer District; Department Engineer, Eastern Department; member of various Boards pertaining to River and Harbor improvements, examination of officers, and selecting sites for cantonments and training of troops designated for Eastern Department, July 17, 1916, to May 28, 1917; en route to France, May 28 to June 11, 1917; Chief Engineer Officer, American Expeditionary Forces, May 26, 1917, to

(Brigadier-General, National Army, Aug. 5, 1917)

July 11, 1918; Assistant to Chief Engineer, A. E. F., July 12 to Sept. 12, 1918; (member of inter-Allied Transport Commission, July 6 to Oct. 8, 1917); en route to U. S., Sept. 12 to 20, 1918; at Washington, D. C., p374Assistant to Chief of Engineers from Sept. 20, 1918; member of Board for carrying out provisions of Sec. 3 of Rivers and Harbors Act of June 13, 1902; member of Board of Officers to consider buildings and arrangements necessary for establishment of an Engineer School at Camp A. A. Humphreys, Va.; Member of New York Harbor Line Board.

Awarded

Distinguished Service Medal

"For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services. Arriving in France June 11, 1917, as chief engineer, American Expeditionary Forces, he organized and administered the Engineer Department, which included the construction of wharves, depots, railways, barracks, and shelters throughout the theater of operations. He continued these duties with most marked and conspicuous ability, building a complete and efficiently functioning institution."

Vol. VII
p210
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Distinguished Service Medal

Colonel, Corps of Engineers, Feb. 28, 1915.

Brigadier-General, National Army, Aug. 5, 1917.

At Washington, D. C., Assistant to Chief of Engineers, Sept. 20, 1918, to

Returned to Grade of Colonel, June 1, 1919.

Brigadier-General, Assistant Chief of Engineers, Recess Appointment, July 1, 1920.

Brigadier-General, Assistant Chief of Engineers, Apr. 27, 1921.

June 19, 1924, and Chief of Engineers, June 19, 1924, to

Major-General, Chief of Engineers, June 19, 1924.

June 26, 1926.

Major-General, U. S. A., Retired, June 26, 1926,
By Operation of Law.

Died, Jan. 27, 1930, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 67.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1934.º

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


Thayer's Note:

a Gen. Taylor's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.


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